International Symposium "Frontiers in Solid State Research"
(on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Institute)

July 17 to July 18, 2019

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Heisenbergstraße 1
70569 Stuttgart, Geramny

Main topics:

  • Quantum Materials
  • Nanoscience
  • Computational Solid State Research
  • Energy Research


Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Session 1: "Energy Research" (chair: Joachim Maier)

09:30 a.m.

G. Jeffrey Snyder (Northwestern University, Evanston, US)
"Designing thermoelectric materials with solid state chemistry"

10:15 a.m.

Clare P. Grey  (University of Cambridge, UK)

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

Session 2: "Nanoscience" (chair: Klaus Kern)

11:30 a.m.

Mario Ruben (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
"Quantum computing with molecules:
Implementing Grover´s search algorithm into a single metal ion"

12:15 p.m.

Franz J. Gießibl (Universität Regensburg)
"Exploring bonds and spins on the picoscale by atomic force microscopy"

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

Session 3: "Computational Solid State Research" (chair: Ali Alavi)

2:30 p.m.

Eberhard K. U. Gross (MPI of Microstructure Physics, Halle)
"Potential energy surfaces and Berry phases beyond the Born-Oppenheimer approximation"

3:15 p.m.

Joachim Sauer (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
"Structure and reactivity of thin oxide films: silica and ceria"

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

Session 4: "Quantum Materials" (chair: Bernhard Keimer)

4:30 p.m.

Jörg Wrachtrup (Universität Stuttgart)
"Nanoscale probing of materials with a quantum sensor"

5:15 p.m.

George A. Sawatzky (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA)
"Molecular orbital constructs and the electronic structure of quantum materials - a somewhat unconventional view"

6:00 p.m.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Session 5:"Quantum Materials" (chair: Hidenori Takagi)

09:30 a.m.

Leslie M. Schoop (Princeton University, US)
"Solid state chemistry and quantum materials"

10:15 a.m.

Seigo Tarucha (RIKEN, JP)
"Controlling and detecting quantum dynamics of single spins and spin correlations"

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

Session 6: "Computational Solid State Research" (chair: Walter Metzner)

11:15 a.m.

Manfred Sigrist (ETH Zurich, CH)
"Strontium Ruthenate – an unconventional superconductor at the crossroads"

12:00 p.m.

Igor Mazin (US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, US)
"Some highlights of computational research of high-Tc superconductors at MPI-FKF in 1989-1994"

12:45-2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Session 7: "Nanoscience" (chair: Jochen Mannhart)

2:00 p.m.

Lena F. Kourkoutis (Cornell University, New York, US)
"Sub-Angstrom electron beams for probing quantum materials"

2:45 p.m.

Klaus Ensslin (ETH Zurich, CH)
"Quantum devices in 2D materials"

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

Session 8: "Energy Research" (chair: Bettina V. Lotsch)

4:00 p.m.

Michael Grätzel ( École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH)
"Mesoscopic photosystems for the generation of electricity and fuels from sunlight"

4:45 p.m.

Sossina M. Haile (Northwestern University, Evanston, US)
"Understanding and exploiting the splendid redox flexibility of ceria and its derivatives"

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